Benn Starts 48.6 Mile Run In Memory Of Twins

January 10, 2019 | 10 Comments

The 2019 “Dopey Challenge” at Disney World in Florida got underway this morning [Jan 10] and Stephen Benn is among those taking part – running 48.6 miles over four events, in memory of his twins Alexander and Natasha and to raise money for various hospitals including the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust.

As of Wednesday evening, donations to hospitals in Bermuda, Canada, the US, and UK were over $14k, with $8,500 raised for BHCT.

Stephen Benn Bermuda January 2019

The Benn twins were born shortly after noon on November 19, 2016 weighing just over a pound each. Their mother, Sarah had been admitted to KEMH almost 2 weeks prior, as medical staff did what they could to keep the babies from arriving too soon.

Once the babies had reached 23 weeks gestation Sarah was transferred to another facility with an appropriate NICU. Despite the best efforts of many people, the babies died the morning of November 24, 2016.

The Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust said they are honoured to be chosen by the Benn family as one of the charities receiving their support.

To read more, or make a donation please go here or email stephen@runforthenicu.com, and you can join the Facebook group here.

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  1. John Stevens says:

    Go Moose!

  2. JB says:

    Good luck mate. I know you can do it.

  3. Stephen Benn says:

    Thank you to everyone for your support! The generosity has been amazing and we’re so happy to see so much money going to the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Bermuda.

    3.1 miles down, 45.5 to go

  4. Malcolm Benn says:

    Outstanding effort Stephen and such a worthy cause .. very proud of you son.

  5. Heather Kent says:

    I’m so incredibly proud of you, and I’m in awe of your perseverance. I wish I could be there to run beside you just like last year, but since I can’t, I am sending all positive vibes your way!! You’re a rock star every day, and what you’re doing will help so many other little babies to recieve amazing care.

    Thank you both for turning your pain into power, to benefit others. ♥️

  6. shannon says:

    You rock, Steve. All the best from New Zealand NICU parents – we are cheering loudly.

  7. Chick says:

    We’re all so proud of you moose!

  8. Jennie Lee O'Donnell says:

    Way to go Stephen! Fantastic effort for a great cause!

  9. Laura Yanke says:

    Great job! Super proud of you and what you are doing! Go #teambenn

  10. San says:

    Go Steve! So proud of you.

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